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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Tyne & Wear

For anyone planning a move to or within Tyne & Wear in North East England, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Tyne & Wear.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Tyne & Wear famous British cities and towns include Newcaslte upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland & Tynemouth.p>

Tyne & Wear has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"The north east county of Tyne and Wear is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches like Tynemouth Longsands where the surf is almost always up. Visit Tyne and Wear to discover cosmopolitan Newcastle and Gateshead museums and galleries for a dose of its Roman heritage, cross neon footbridges between redeveloped quays, or chant with the ‘Toon Army’ at a Magpies game - you'll soon feel like a true Geordie! Head to Sunderland for sparkling shopping malls and landscaped Victorian parks, not to mention more football, and stop by Washington to visit the Wetlands, one of the most unique things to do in Tyne and Wear." Visit England

Tyne & Wear sits on the north east coast of England, with the River Tyne opening up to the North Sea. Neighbouring counties include Northumberland to the north west and Durham to the south.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall is found in Tyne and Wear, with fragments of the wall dotted around the city of Newcastle.




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Tyne & Wear, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Tyne & Wear (or you already live in Tyne & Wear but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Tyne & Wear there is a big choice of high quality Tyne & Wear schools, with a number of the Tyne & Wear highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK.

Tyne & Wear private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges.

Find Private Schools In Tyne & Wear, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Tyne & Wear and in the cities of Newcastle or towns like TOWNS by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Tyne & Wear, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Tyne & Wear, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Tyne & Wear, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Tyne & Wear, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Tyne & Wear, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Tyne & Wear, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Tyne & Wear, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Tyne & Wear area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Newcastle (818,000)

>  Sunderland (344,000)

>  Gateshead

Gateshead (201,000), Winlaton (8,200), Rowlands Gill (6,000), Lamesley (3,800)

>  >North Tyneside

Wallsend (12,400), North Shields (34,400), Whitley Bay (36,600), Killingworth (6,100)

>  South Tyneside

South Shields (75,300), Jarrow (27,500), Hebburn (16,500), Boldon (13,300)




Newcastle is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Newcastle are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Tyne & Wear capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Newcastle with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Newcastle, England, UK

> FACT 1: Guitarist Jimi Hendrix used to busk on Heaton Chillingham Road before being discovered by producer Chas Chandler, who was also from the Geordie area.

> FACT 2: Newcastle was voted the friendliest city in the UK in 2019!

> FACT 3: Mr. Bean is from Newcastle! Rowan Atkinson was born in Durham but went on to attend Newcastle University.

> FACT 4: Newcastle is famous for its iconic Angel of the North. This huge structure of a figure with wings has been in Newcastle for 20 years and is the largest Angle structure in the world, weighing the same as 200 elephants!

> FACT 5: Celebrities such as Cheryl Cole and Ant & Dec are from Newcastle!

> FACT 6: Newcastle has appeared in many famous films, including Get Carter and Stormy Monday.

> FACT 7: The first Greggs bakery was in Newcastle! The first shop in the chain opened in 1951 near Gosforth.

> FACT 8: Newcastle brown ale is one of the most successful ales in the UK and a proud produce from Newcastle - it is also America’s most popular British Ale!

> FACT 9: Shop till’ you drop in one of Europe’s largest shopping malls, Newcastle's ‘Metro Centre’ is sure to give you everything you want and more…

> FACT 10: Wispa Chocolate was invented in Newcastle! It was launched in 1981 as a trial version, before being released across the country in 1983.

Where To Live In Newcastle, UK

Newcastle and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Newcastle living to rural, country lifestyles, Newcastle and the areas near Newcastle is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Fenham Newcastle, Jesmond Newcastle, Heaton Newcastle, North & South Shields Newcastle, Chopwell Newcastle, Gosforth Newcastle, Quayside Newcastle, Mayfield Newcastle,

Commuting To And From Newcastle By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Newcastle is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Sunderland, Durham, Leeds, London and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Newcastle To London: London is about 300 miles by road from Newcastle via the A1 and M1 and driving to the centre of London from Newcastle normally takes under 5 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Newcastle, with trains taking from 3 hours to 4.5 hours.

> Newcastle To Sunderland:Sunderland is about 13 miles by road from Newcastle via the A184 and driving to the centre of Sunderland from Newcastle normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Sunderland from Newcastle, with trains taking around 20-40 minutes.

> Newcastle To Leeds: Leeds is about 100 miles by road from Newcastle via the A1 and driving to the centre of Leeds from Newcastle normally takes under 2 horus. There is a very regular train service to Leeds from Newcastle, with trains taking from 1 and a half hours.



Nearest Airports To Newcastle, UK

The nearest airport to Newcastle is Newcastle (NCL) which is 6 miles from Newcastle. Other nearby airports include Leeds Bradford (LBA) (under 76 miles), Edinburgh (EDI) (96), Manchester (MAN) (115 miles) and Liverpool (LPL) (120 miles)




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